Cost Accountant

Boston, MA



  • Handle all aspects of month-end close concerning cost of goods sold and inventory. This will consist of upholding the overall integrity of inventory and associated reserves
  • Work with the Director of Finance on variances and analytics.
  • Support Manufacturing and Purchasing in in-depth variance analysis on a weekly basis. Forecast and observe utilization, efficiency and labor & overhead applied
  • Analyze annual labor and overhead rates and explain fluctuations from prior periods
  • Responsible for managing the inventory cycle count program and annual physical
  • Review cost of goods sold and inventory balance fluctuations from forecast and budget and present to Finance Management team
  • Assist and coordinate standard cost updates and costing of new product introductions
  • Support decisions on make versus buy decisions and utilization of contract manufacturers
  • Coordinate return on investment assessments for molding and other equipment purchases
  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements
  • Drive financial analysis and support related to the preparation of general ledger entries, budgeting of costs and variances, ad-hoc analysis and special projects
  • Assist with project level tracking, accounting and budgeting for internal and funded R&D efforts. This will include maintaining and tracking project level effort, status and accounting for costs and funding to be recognized on a monthly basis




  • 3 to 7 years of increasingly responsible cost accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Strong cost accounting knowledge
  • Dynamic communicator who shows creativity and initiative
  • Guru in Excel
  • MRP/ERP system experience (e.g. Oracle, SAP, etc.; NetSuite ideal






Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

Date Posted 1/6/2021
Salary $85,000 - $95,000

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